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Wide Awake! (album) by Parquet Courts

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Wide Awake!
Wide Awake! by Parquet Courts (2018)
Release date: 2018-05-18
Overall rank: 1,428th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 320 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 10 albums of 2018 (7th)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (159th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,428th)

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Wide Awake! is ranked as the best album by Parquet Courts.

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80/100 (from 320 votes)
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75/100
I like it better when they're trying to sound like Wire or the Hives... less so when he tries to sounds like Elvis Costello. This may be going against the grain, but I prefer their earlier work.
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65/100
In any other year 'Wide Awake' could easily have been an AOTY contender but in a hot 2018 field it just misses out

Produced by Danger Mouse (Brian Burton) this is their most diverse and best album yet and top to bottom retains The Courts sense of anger with slick production and tight arrangements

FYI the line "Fuck Tom Brady" that comes at the conclusion of "Total Football" is explained as nothing personal against Tom Brady per say, rather a commentary on the type of person Tom Brady represents

Wonderful stuff
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95/100
Just heard this for the first time. This is gonna get a lot of replays!
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90/100
One of the best sets of three songs to open an album I have heard in a long time.
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90/100
Wide Awake is unlike anything the band has done before. It is very political, but is also funny and clever too. It’s my favorite post-punk album of the year, (sorry IDLES) and possibly my favorite album of the year in general.

Fav tracks: Total Football, Before the Water Gets Too High, Mardi Gras Beads, Almost Had to Start a Fight, Extinction, Wide Awake, Death Will Bring Change, and Tenderness

Weakest: Back to Earth
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80/100
For all the influences Parquet Courts wear proudly on their sleeves here (and why shouldn't they?), they never sound anything but earnest, clever, and willing to have fun in the throws of all the deep anxieties at this album's core. Some brilliant tracks here - and the band's best, most focused album.

I'M WIDE AWAKE!
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75/100
It's good to see that they're gaining some recognition now but c'mon people, check Parquet Courts's previous stuff. Human Performance is way better than this one. Still a very good album with some nice tracks.
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90/100
I'm blown away. I never expected to like a post-punk record this much. Those basslines oh sweet Jesus.
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75/100
Definitely a quality consistent album! Very good - best I've heard from them. They go away from the punk sound a bit more and branch out into a few different styles. I don't know what's with the track ratings here it's about the inverse of my opinion.

Total Football, Before the Water Gets too High, Back to Earth, and Death Will Bring Change are the highlights here in my opinion.

I'm a NON-punk fan and I do appreciate how enjoyable this is and how even though there's a decent amount of shades of early 80's punk it's not overwhelming and something melodic will come in and honestly some of the tracks here and guitar work - even on the punk songs - is quite addictive.

Great album, maybe a few listens more I bump it up to an 8.
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100/100
My favorite album of the year. Brilliant lyrics, catchy instrumentation, a great rock feel.
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